Budget 2013 - Province invests in 241 "Community Places"

On April 23, 2013, the Premier announced this year’s Community Places program grants. $2.9 million in funding will be provided to 241 not-for-profit organizations to enhance community recreation, wellness and cultural facilities. The program will also help leverage over $17 million in funding from other sources.

Funding helps local groups create, upgrade or expand their “community places” such as playgrounds, community centres, arenas, seniors’ centres and more.

"We’ve all seen the difference that strong community infrastructure like playgrounds, libraries and community centres make in our neighbourhoods," said Selinger.

"We’re helping local organizations make hundreds of improvements to these community assets that will support thousands of jobs."

The adjunct Community Places North program will provide another $660,000 in funding to northern and remote communities.